Outlook, no doubt, has become an inseparable part of many people’s life, and when they face errors with Outlook, they freak out. That is the obvious reaction when you find that your precious data is at stake due to several errors. One such error that is commonly encountered by Outlook users is ‘the PST file doesn’t show subfolders.’.
But there is nothing to panic; every problem has got a solution. This blog covers the solution to the error "PST file doesn't show subfolders under Inbox." If you are an MS Outlook user, then you might have faced this error at least once during your experience. Let’s discuss how you can beat this error.
There are different ways to overcome this error; these ways involve manual and automated methods. Let’s discuss these methods in detail to understand the solution of this problem.
If you are unable to see folders in your current version of Outlook, then you might need to switch to another version. Create a new PST and export the items from the older file to the new PST and open it in another version. So, if you are working on 2007, move it to 2010, if you are using 2010, then move it to 2013 and so on.
Scanpst can be very helpful when it comes to PST related issues; it can solve almost any error you might be facing with your PST. All you need to do is to run Scanpst and let it fix the PST related issues. So, let’s see how you can perform this. Before moving forward, you need to close all your Outlook instances first.
So, this is how Scanpst.exe can help you solve the PST error, but if you still don’t get a solution, then you might need to apply other methods.
Sometimes, due to changes in view settings you might get confused about your subfolders. So, by this method, we will try to reset the entire Outlook mailbox and will make the view as it was earlier. Let’s see how you can perform it:
Apart from this, you can also try to reset the folder view. There is a View tab in MS Outlook; click on it (before that make sure that you have selected the folder with the issue). Click on the Change View option available there and apply the view to the subfolders. Let’s see how this method works in detail.
If these manual methods do not work for you, simply go for a reputed third-party tool like Kernel for Outlook PST Recovery. Using this Outlook PST repair tool, you can recover any sort of issue with your PST file. Sometimes, you are unable to access PST files due to the corruption issues. If your PST is corrupted, then using an automated method is the simplest way to deal with the corruption. Let’s see how you can use this tool to retrieve deleted PST mailbox and its subfolders.
This blog is all about how you can solve an error where you are unable to access the subfolders in a PST file. We have discussed several ways to solve this problem, but every method had its drawback. But if mailbox folders are inaccessible due to PST file corruption, the easiest and best way to tackle this issue is using an automated method. With the help of the filter option of the tool, you can successfully avoid what you do not want to save to the new PST.
Savior of your Outlook data.